How Do YOU Start Your Seeds?
One of my goals this year is to start all of my plants, both vegetable and flowers via seeds. I've got some early seeds coming from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, mostly lettuces, spinach and other greens, and two types of onions. The onions are smaller bulb types because I want to continue to experiment with containers.
If you haven't seen the tutorial I put up on self watering containers be sure to check it out.
I've had some success with starting with seeds, primarily with the microgreens experiments I ran last year. Though it was pointed out I had my grow lamps too far from my seed flats, which caused them to grow thin and spiny.
I'm going to start my seeds next weekend. That's a bit early but i want to do a series of blog posts soon about starting with seeds and would like to have the pictures of plants across 4-6 weeks already to put with it.
What kind of hints and tricks do you use to get your seeds started?
One trick I remember from very long ago, was putting your seeds into the freezer for a few days. The thought being that seeds in packages sit at room temperature, and a brief bit of cold might trick them into thinking Winter had come, and then gone and get them growing faster once in warm soil.